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W
ORK
P
ROGRAMME
2013





C
OOPERATION



THEME

3




ICT



I
NFORMATION AND
C
OMMUNICATIONS
T
ECHNOLOGIES





Version V1


17
February 2012




(European Commission C(2012))






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ICT
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Information and Com
munication Technologies

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1

Objective

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2

Policy and socio
-
economic context

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5

2.1

Transforming our society through ICT developments

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5

2.2

The need for a new approach towards innovation

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6

3

Str
ategy for Work Programme 2013

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6

3.1

Completing the work engaged over the first 6 years of FP7

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3.2

Preparing the launch of Hori
zon 2020

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7

3.3

Involving more SMEs

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3.4

Contributing to broader policy agendas

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3.5

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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4

Approach

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4.1

A continuing commitment to Europe's presence in the b
asic ICT technologies
and infrastructures

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9

4.2

A new phase for ICT's contribution to major socio
-
economic challenges in
Europe

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4.3

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

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10

4.4

Support to international cooperation
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10

4.5

Ensuring more efficient and high
er quality public services through Pre
-
Commercial Procurement (PCP) in ICT

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11

4.6

Contribution to the general activities of the Cooperation Specific Programme

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4.7

Contributing to European and global standards

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4.8

Encouraging the use of Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6)

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5

Links to related activities

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5.1

Joint Technology Initiatives and Joint National Programmes

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5.2

L
inks with other FP7 themes
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5.3

Links with other FP7 Specific Programmes

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5.4

Links with the ICT part of the Competitiveness

and Innovation Programme
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Funding schemes

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6.1

Collaborative Projects (CP)

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6.2

Networks of Excellence (NoE)

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6.3

Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
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6.4

Combination of Collab
orative Projects and Coordination and Support Actions
(CP
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CSA)

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Content of Calls for Proposals

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7.1

Challenge 1: Pervasive

and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

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7.2

Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems and Robotics
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7.3

Challenge 3: Alternat
ive Paths to Components and Systems

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7.4

Challenge 4:
Technologies for Digital Content and Languages

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44

7.5

Challenge 5: ICT f
or Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance

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50

7.6

Challenge 6: ICT for a low carbon economy
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63

7.7

Challenge 7: ICT for th
e Enterprise and Manufacturing

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7.8

Challenge 8: ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources

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7.9

Future and Emerging
Technologies
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81

7.10

International Cooperation

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7.11

Horizontal Actions

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7.12

Special Action

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Implementation of calls

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Appendix 1: Minimum number of participants

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Appendix 2: Funding schemes

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Appendix 3: Coordination of national or regional research programmes

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Appendix 4: Distribution of indicative budget commitment

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Appendix 5: FET eligibility and evaluation criteria

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Glossary

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Annex 1: International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC)

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Annex 2: Eligibility and Evaluatio
n Criteria for Proposals

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Annex 3: Forms of grant and maximum reimbursement rates for projects funded
through the Cooperation Work Programme

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Annex 4: General Activities

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Annex 5: Recovery Package
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Public
-
Private Partnership Initiatives

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This work programme for the ICT th
eme of the FP7 Specific Programme
'Cooperation' defines the priorities for calls for proposals closing in 2013 and the
criteria that will be used for evaluating the proposals responding to these calls.

The priorities reflect the input received from the Pro
gramme Committee, the ICT
Advisory Group
1

(ISTAG), the European Technology Platforms
2

in ICT and other
preparatory activities including workshops involving the main stakeholders.




1

http://cordis.europa.eu/
fp7/ict/istag

2

http://cordis.europa.eu/technology
-
platforms


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ICT
-

Information and Communication Technologies


1

Objective

Improving the
competitiveness of European industry and enabling Europe to
master and shape future developments in ICT so that the demands of its society and
economy are met. Activities will continue to strengthen Europe's scientific and
technology base and ensure its gl
obal leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate
product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and value
creation in Europe, and ensure that ICT

progress is rapidly transformed into
benefits for Europe's citizens, businesses, indus
try and governments.

2

Policy and socio
-
economic context

This Work Programme defines the priorities for calls for proposals that will result in
projects to be launched in 2013.

2.1

Transforming our society through ICT developments

Deep transformations are under

way in our society due to innovations brought by ICT
technologies and applications. New enabling technologies are emerging, which have
the potential to bring huge
advantages

for business
es

in the future.

Internet and cloud computing

technologies will radi
cally impact how citizens and
businesses use technology and individuals live their lives. This process is already
under way
, but new developments and applications will accelerate this trend. We are
moving from a business
-
driven

culture to a
more '
social
-
or
iented'

culture where user
-
generated innovation becomes more influential and models of production, social
organisation and value creation are changing. The connection of everyday devices
(eg. home appliances) or of more specialised equipment (eg. medical d
evices) to the
internet, coupled with internet/cloud technologies will
create

innovations and new
business opportunities.

In
Micro
-

and nano
-
electronics
, a clear trend is the connection of more devices to
the cloud. In order to serve this trend, constant
progress in miniaturisation of more
powerful systems using less energy is needed. Furthermore the need for integration of
more functionality on chips (eg. microsystems for health, automotive, food) is
increasing in order to support new advanced capabilitie
s. This will lead to more
intelligent machines, systems and processes and will impact all sectors.

Advanced interfaces
such as touch screens have already transformed how businesses
and consumer interface with technology. However, this is just the beginning

of a
profound change of how we interact with computers. New 3D displays, augmented
-
reality
interfaces
and more reliable multilingual speech recognition will accelerate this
trend. This will continue to transform the information and entertainment industry
and
all services industries such as for example the retail sector.

Developing
more intelligent and smart environments

e.g. making use of adaptive,
learning, cognitive and bio
-
inspired systems as well as distributed and embedded
control is an important aven
ue for the medium to long term development of ICT.


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These novel technologies will continue to play a major role in providing
responses to
major

s
ocietal challenges
such as an ageing population, sustainable health and social
care, inclusion, education and s
ecurity. The impact of ICT on social behaviours, on
democratic processes and on creativity will continue to grow with the wider diffusion
of

web
-
based social networking

and user generated content and services, driven by
the roll
-
out of broadband. These dev
elopments will have an influence on policies and
drive economic and societal development for the decades to come.

2.2

The need for a new approach towards innovation

Whilst European R&D in ICT and other key enabling technologies is generally
strong, the transi
tion from ideas arising from basic research to production and to
markets is the weakest link in European value chains. To boost future productivity
and growth, it is critically important to generate breakthrough technologies and to
translate them into inno
vations (new products, processes and services) which are
taken up by the wider economy.

As proposed in the
European Commission's
H
orizon
2020
Proposal,
it is key for the
success of EU industry to integrate research and innovation and to provide seamless
a
nd coherent funding from idea to market. H
orizon
2020 will provide more support
for innovation and activities close to the market, leading to a direct economic
stimulus. A major objective will be to provide SMEs with adequate support in order
to help them
grow into world
-
leading companies. The Work Programme 2013 will
anticipate and
prepare this agenda.

3

Strategy for Work Programme 2013

The final ICT Work Programme in FP7 will cover one year and will use the 2013
budget. It will ensure a certain degree of co
ntinuity in priorities and at the same time
serve as a bridge to activities in Horizon 2020.

3.1

Completing the work engaged over the first 6 years of FP7

The ICT R&D challenges introduced at the beginning of FP7 express targets to be
typically achieved in a m
id
-

to long
-
term timeframe. They address the core
technology and application areas of ICT R&D that will continue to be key challenges
for the future. They therefore require a sustained effort until the end of the
Framework.

Across all areas, a large part o
f the work foreseen in 2013 will ensure continuity and
completion of activities launched since the start of FP7. This concerns for example
networks and service infrastructures and in particular the third phase of the Future
Internet Public Private Partners
hip, activities in cognitive systems and in advanced
components or advanced research in next generation healthcare systems (VPH). The
support to the PPPs on Green Car, Smart Cities/Energy
-
Efficient Buildings and
Factory of the Future, in collaboration with

other DGs will also be continued.


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3.2

Preparing the launch of Horizon 2020

The final WP for FP7 has also an important role to play in preparing for the new
approaches to be introduced in Horizon 2020. Activities in 2013 should already
anticipate the adaptatio
n of the strategy towards a more integrated approach between
research and innovation and wherever possible pilot some of the new approaches and
prepare for the initiatives to be launched in 2014.

In several areas (e.g Components and systems, Health and Ag
eing) activities have
been reorganised in order to enable further integration and cross
-
fertilisation between
technologies and applications and to favour inter
-
disciplinary R&I activities by
bringing together different research constituencies.

In order to
prepare for a new major ICT activity on "Next Generation Computing" in
H2020, various aspects of computing will be addressed in Challenges 1, 3, 6 and
12
.
The activities will be cross referenced and closely coordinated.

In the areas of robotics and photoni
cs, activities in 2013 will support the preparation
of Public Private Partnerships that are to be launched under H2020.

The launch of Horizon 2020 will imply a whole new level of cooperation with other
research and policy DGs. In several areas, WP2013 will

contribute to reinforcing the
cooperation with other DGs in preparation of the next Framework, building in
particular on the experience gained in jointly running the recovery package PPPs.

3.3

Involving more SMEs

SMEs are at the heart of innovation in ICT. T
hey play a vital role with their capacities
to generate new ideas and quickly transform these into business assets. This Work
Programme provides major opportunities for innovative SMEs, both to finance R&D
and innovate in their products and services offeri
ng, and to build strategic
partnerships and operate in wider markets.

Significant opportunities exist for SME involvement in areas

of high potential growth
(such as photonics, security, embedded systems, and ICT for health and ageing) and
in areas

focusing

on the development of innovative content and data analytics
services.

In addition a specific technology take
-
up and innovation action has been developed to
support SMEs in several areas under Components and Systems (see Objectives 3.2,
3.3, 3.4). Some ar
eas also offer a lighter scheme for proposal submission, evaluation
and contracting (see Objective 4.3
and FET
-
Open
)
.

Horizontal activities

on access to venture capital and supporting clusters and
incubator environments for SMEs are also supported

(see Obj
ective 11.6).

3.4

Contributing to broader policy agendas

3.4.1

The European Cloud Partnership (ECP)

The ECP is designed to solve the challenges caused by fragmented markets and
legislation in Europe for Cloud Computing. The approach is to harmonise public
sector re
quirements for clouds across Member States or regions or across application
areas (such as e
-
health, taxation, social benefit payments). The Private sector will

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benefit from the existence of such a harmonisation through better
coherence

of
demand and suppl
y.

The ECP will specify
common

requirements for Cloud

systems, undertake
standardisation and procure proof of concept and implementation
solutions
.

The
Commission will co
-
fund this initiative to help start building trustworthy Clouds, fit
for Europe. In W
P2013 Cloud
-
related research will be supported through Objectives
1.2 and 1.4. This will give an adequate technical base for a joint pre
-
commercial
procurement supported through Objective 11.3 and under the auspices of the
European Cloud Partnership.

3.4.2

Euro
pean Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing
(AHA)

Societies, individuals, health & social care systems and industries are increasingly
looking for innovative solutions in order to meet the needs of the changing
demographic environment. T
he EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing brings together a
wide array of stakeholders
.
The partnership aims to increase the healthy lifespan of
EU citizens by 2 years.

WP2013 will support the EIP AHA by addressing relevant actions of its strategic
implementatio
n plan. This will be done mainly in Challenge 5
through the
'
Personalised health, active ageing
, and independent living
' Objective
.
Other

activities

may also

contribute, provided that their application areas

address active and healthy
ageing. This could

in
clude
the
Future Internet PPP, Safe and smart Internet of Things
and the Sensing Enterprise, Coll
ective Awareness Platforms for Social Innovation,
Robotics and Open Data.

3.4.3

Smart Cities

Smart Cities are identified as a target research and innovation area in

Horizon 2020
under the challenge
'
Secure Clean and Efficient Energy
'
. In order to prepare the
constituency for H
orizon
2020 the themes Energy, Transport and ICT

have defined in
a coordinated way a set of activities
,

in each respective Work
-
Programme
,

ad
d
re
ssing
jointly
Smart Sustainable Cities.
This Work Programme

includes

several

activities
that will contribute to the Smart Cities initiative. In particular the ICT part of the
Energy
-
Efficient Buildings PPP will focus on system integration and validation of

ICT infrastructures for energy
-
efficient neighbourhoods for carbon
-
neutral cities. In
addition objectives on
'
Internet of Things
'
,
'
FIRE
'

and
'
Co
-
operative mobility
'

will also
support Smart cities technologies and applications.

3.5

Key Performance Indicators
(KPIs)

T
o measure the impact of interventions at Programme and project level, it is important
to
identify

upfront well
-
defined KPIs for the programme and expected impact at the
project and challenge or domain level.
S
uitable KPIs and
specific, measurable
e
xpected impact
s

have been developed
. At programme level, conventional KPIs such
as
peer
-
reviewed
scientific publications,

number of citations
, patents, licensing
indicators or number of contributions to standards are expected to cover most needs.
At lower
levels, expected impact sections systematically specify precise and, if
possible, quantitative impacts.


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4

Approach

4.1

A continuing commitment to Europe's presence in the basic ICT
technologies and infrastructures

This Work Programme continues to build on Europe
an strengths, seizes opportunities
in emerging fields and intervenes where public and EU support is needed to share
risks and build partnerships.
It address
es

the following challenges:

Challenge 1: pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructures

Challenge 1 covers tools and platforms for novel Internet application development
and deployment through the
Public
-
Private
Partnership on Future Internet. At the
same time, key technological developments

and large scale experimentation

in
networking, clou
d computing, Internet of Things, Trustworthy ICT and connected and
social media of the future are
targeted
.

Challenge 2: cognitive systems and robotics

Challenge 2 initiates a research and innovation agenda, aiming to develop artificial
systems that opera
te in dynamic real life environments, reaching new levels of
autonomy and adaptability. There is a strong focus on advanced robotics systems,
given its potential to underpin the competitiveness of key manufacturing sectors in
Europe and a wide range of inn
ovative products and services across the economy,
from home appliances to health, security, space and leisure.

Challenge 3: alternative paths to components and systems

Challenge 3 covers nano/microelectronics and photonics, the heterogeneous
integration o
f these key enabling technologies and related components and systems, as
well as advanced computing
, embedded

and control systems at a higher level. Energy
-

and cost efficiency as well as recycling/end of life issues are major drivers across the
Challenge.


Challenge 4: technologies for digital content and languages

Challenge 4 aims to enable individuals and small organisations to create quality
content and innovative services and at allowing people to access and use online
content and services across langu
age barriers; it also aims at ensuring reliability of
retrieval and use of digital resources across applications and platforms and at scaling
up data analysis to keep pace with extremely large data volumes.

4.2

A new phase for ICT's contribution to major socio
-
economic challenges in
Europe

WP2013 will
address Europe's key socio
-
economic challenges

such as:


Challenge 5: ICT for health, ageing well, inclusion and governance

Challenge 5 focuses on
development of solutions that empower the individual to
improve a
nd manage personal life conditions and participation

as a citizen, elderly,
patient and

c
onsumer
. Special emphasis will be given to productivity gains, customer
satisfaction, and provision of new capabilities of public interest by spanning across
health an
d social care systems and government and linking up to other areas of ICT
R&D.


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Challenge 6: ICT for a lower carbon economy

Challenge 6 concentrates on the development of ICT to achieve substantial efficiency
gains in the distribution and use of key resour
ces such as energy and water, as well as
the application of ICT to decarbonise transport and make it safer. This
incorporates
the ICT contributions to the Public
-
Private Partnerships
on
Energy Efficient Buildings
and on Green Cars: ICT for the fully electr
ic vehicle.

Challenge 7: ICT for the Enterprise and Manufacturing

Challenge 7
will

support industry

in

bringing together suppliers and users for
experiments that target the broad uptake of ICT in all domains of manufacturing.

Focus

is on emerging innovativ
e technologies and processes, which need to be
validated and tailor
-
made for customer needs before being able to enter the market.
Special emphasis is on strengthening European SMEs, both on the supply and on the
demand side.

Challenge 8: ICT for learning

and access to cultural resources

Challenge 8
will
develop technologies and methodologies that
enable

people
to
learn
more effectively and support the acquisition of new skills. It also supports production
of more powerful and interactive tools for creativ
e industries and anticipate future
trends in research and innovation by encouraging interaction in and between different
segments of the creative industries
.

4.3

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

The FET scheme
continues to
act as the pathfinder for mains
tream ICT research. It
will

lay new foundations for future ICT by exploring unconventional ideas that can
challenge our understanding of the scientific concepts behind ICT and that can impact
future industrial ICT research agendas. Hence, its priorities ar
e influenced by new
developments and emerging opportunities in a wide range of scientific areas, as well
as by the need to nurture the emergence of n
ovel
, often multidisciplinary, European
research communities. FET will operate with a Proactive and an Open

scheme,
including activities to support new talents and high
-
tech SMEs.

Included in the FET challenge are the proposals resulting from the FET Flagships
preparatory phase, during which six selected topics are being developed. They should
each propose a fu
ll fledged
F
lagship initiative, out of which two will be selected to be
launched as FET Flagships, initially as a ramp
-
up phase under FP7.

4.4

Support to international cooperation

International cooperation in the programme aims to support European
competitiven
ess and to jointly address, with other regions of the world, issues of
common interest and mutual benefit, thereby
also
supporting other EU policies
(sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster response, security etc).

International coopera
tion activities in this Work Programme have three main
objectives: (1) To jointly respond to major global technological challenges by
developing interoperable solutions and standards, (2) To jointly develop ICT solutions
to major global societal challenges
, and (3) To improve scientific and technological
cooperation for mutual benefit.


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This Work Programme includes priorities for coordinated calls for international
cooperation with Brazil

and Japan. It also includes a set of targeted opening of areas
through
out the Challenges and FET, as well as horizontal international cooperation
actions (cross
-
cutting for the whole programme) to foster international partnership
building and support dialogues.

Standards are an important element in the field of international

cooperation. Beyond
access to additional research capability, international cooperation in the context of
industrial research should have global consensus and standards as a main target, both
for the elaboration of new standards and adoption of standards
through
implementation of research results.

4.5

Ensuring more efficient and higher quality public services through Pre
-
Commercial Procurement (PCP) in ICT

The ICT Theme includes new incentives to promote further cooperation between
public authorities for gett
ing new ICT solutions developed
.


This Work Programme contains an Objective open to PCP proposals addressing ICT
solutions for any domain of public sector needs (Objective 11.1), as well as
Objectives focusing on PCPs in specific areas of public interest:
ICT for Health
(Objective 5.1), e
-
learning (Objective 8.2), Digital preservation (Objective 11.2) and
Cloud Computing
in the e
-
Government
context (Objective 11.3).

4.6

Contribution to the general activities of the Cooperation Specific
Programme

The ICT Theme s
upports activities such as the Cordis service, experts, EUREKA
membership and the COST Programme.

4.7

Contributing to European and global standards

Standardisation is recognised as an important research outcome and as a visible way
to promote research results.

Contribution and active support to industrial consensus
eventually leading to standards is strongly encouraged. Integrated Projects are
an

important vehicle to promote research results through standardisation. Set up of
project clusters are also encourage
d so that industrial consensus can be facilitated
across projects dealing with similar issues and so that
smaller
Specific Targeted
Research Projects
(STREPs)
can
contribute to a collective effort
.

4.8

Encouraging the use of Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6)

The deployment of IPv6 in Europe is of utmost significance as IPv4, with about 4
billion addresses, is not enough to keep pace with the continuing growth and
evolution of the Internet. IPv6, with its wide range of addresses, provides a
straightforward and
long term solution to the address space problem.

Research projects wishing to have a durable impact on the ICT landscape and market
should base their developments on future
-
proof networking technologies. They should
therefore consider carefully the choice

of the Internet Protocol in their design, and
should utilise IPv6 whenever possible.



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5

Links to related activities

5.1

Joint Technology Initiatives and Joint National Programmes

Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) are a pioneering approach to pooling public and

private efforts, designed to leverage more R&D investments from Member States,
Associated Countries and industry, and to reduce the fragmentation of EU R&D.

The focus of the ENIAC JTI
3

in nanoelectronics is on industrial application
-
driven
developments a
ddressing mainly next generation technologies in the 'More Moore'
and 'More than Moore' domains. This complements activities under this Work
Programme that essentially cover the 'Beyond CMOS' and more advanced 'More than
Moore' domains preparing Europe for

the design and manufacturing of the next
generation components and miniaturised systems.

The ARTEMIS JTI
4

focuses on developing industrial platforms for the development
and implementation of embedded systems responding to industry requirements in
specific

application domains. This complements activities under this Work
Programme that mainly cover new concepts, technologies and tools for engineering
next generation systems characterised by wide distribution and interconnection, and
responding, in addition t
o timeliness and dependability, to more stringent constraints
in terms of size, power consumption, modularity and interactivity.

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
5

joint national programme covers market
-
oriented R&D on concrete ICT
-
based solutions for agei
ng
-
well with a time to market
of 2
-
3 years, with a particular focus on involvement of SMEs. This complements
activities under this Work Programme that focuses on integrating emerging ICT
concepts with a 5
-
10 years time to market as well as essential resear
ch requiring
larger scale projects at EU level, e.g. with strong links to standardisation.

The Eurostars
6

Programme provide
s

funding for market
-
oriented
R&D

specifically
with the active participation of R&D
-
performing SMEs in high
-
tech sectors.

5.2

Links with
other FP7 themes

Synergies are sought with other FP7 themes to ensure higher impact. This is achieved
notably with the three jointly funded Public
-
Private Partnerships (PPPs)
of the
European Economic Recovery Plan: Energy Efficient Buildings, Factories of
the
Future, and Green Cars
. These PPPs are
supported
within the relevant ICT
Challenges. They will be called for separately in coordination with the other FP7
themes.

5.3

Links with other FP7 Specific Programmes

In addition to the ICT theme in the Cooperation

Specific Programme, the ICT
research and development community will also be able to benefit from the other
specific programmes that are open to all research areas including the Ideas, People
and Capacities Programmes.




3

www.eniac.eu

4

www.artemis
-
ju.eu

5

www.aal
-
europe.eu

6

www.eurostars
-
eureka.eu


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In particular, support is provided to

ICT
-
based research infrastructure (e
-
Infrastructure) under the Research Infrastructures part of the Capacities programme.
This will provide higher performance computing, data handling and networking
facilities for European researchers in all science and t
echnology fields. Coordination
between this activity and the ICT theme will ensure that the latest and most effective
technology is provided to European researchers.

5.4

Links with the ICT part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme

The ICT theme in F
P7 is one of the two main financial instruments in support of the
Digital Agenda for Europe initiative that is the Union’s policy framework for the
information society. The other main financial instrument is the ICT specific
programme within the Competitiv
eness and Innovation Programme (CIP). ICT in the
CIP
targets

the wide uptake and best use of ICT by businesses, governments and
citizens. ICT in FP7 and ICT in the CIP are therefore complementary instruments
aiming at both progressing IC
T and its applicati
ons.

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Funding schemes

The activities supported by FP7 will be funded through a range of funding schemes as
specified in Annex III of the FP7 decision. These schemes will be used, either alone
or in combination, to fund actions implemented throughout FP7. Th
e funding schemes
used for the research objectives identified in this Work Programme are the following
(see Appendix 2 for more details):

6.1

Collaborative Projects (CP)

Support to research projects carried out by consortia with participants from different
cou
ntries, aiming at developing new knowledge, new technology, products,
demonstration activities or common resources for research. The Funding Scheme
allows for two types of projects to be financed: a) 'small or medium
-
scale focused
research actions' (STREP)
, b) 'large
-
scale integrating projects' (IP).

STREPs target a specific research objective in a sharply focused approach while large
scale integrating projects have a comprehensive 'programme' approach and include a
coherent and integrated set of activities

dealing with multiple issues.

Both instruments play an important and complementary role. With this Work
Programme, the objective is to support a balanced portfolio of projects that will
enable on one hand focused and agile scientific and technological exp
loration through
STREPs and on the other hand concentration of efforts
-

where needed
-

through IPs.

To this end, an indicative budget distribution per instrument is specified for each
objective and also to some extent per funding scheme. The distribution
is based on the
size of the available budget per objective and on the nature of the research needed to
achieve the relevant target outcome and expected impact.

The overall aim is to ensure that about half of the support for Collaborative Projects is
deliv
ered through IPs and about half through STREPS.


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6.2

Networks of Excellence (NoE)

Support to Joint Programme of Activities implemented by a number of research
organisations integrating their activities in a given field, carried out by research teams
in the fram
ework of longer term cooperation.

6.3

Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)

Support to activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and
policies (networking, exchanges, coordination of funded projects, trans
-
national
access to research i
nfrastructures, studies, conferences, etc). These actions may also
be implemented by means other than calls for proposals. The Funding Scheme allows
for two types of projects to be financed: a) 'Coordination Actions' (CA), b) 'Specific
Support Actions' (SA
).

6
.4

Combination of Collaborative Projects and Coordination and Support
Actions (CP
-
CSA)

CP
-
CSA involves a combination of the collaborative projects and coordination and
support actions (CP
-
CSA) funding schemes. It enables therefore the financing, under

the same grant agreement, of research, coordination and support activities. In this
Work Programme, CP
-
CSAs requiring Pre
-
Commercial Procurement (PCP) will
combine:

-

Networking and coordination activities:
for public bodies in Europe to cooperate
in the i
nnovation of their public services through a
strategy

that includes PCP.


-

Joint research activities: related to
validating the PCP strategy jointly defined by
the public bodies participating in the action. This includes the exploration, through
a joint PCP
, of possible solutions for the targeted improvements in public sector
services, and the testing of these solutions against a set of jointly defined
performance criteria.

This work programme specifies for each of the research objectives, the type(s) of
fun
ding scheme(s) to be used for the topic on which proposals are invited.




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7

Content of
Calls for Proposals

7.1

Challenge 1: Pervasive and
Trusted
Network and Service Infrastructures

Challenge 1 is designed with a long term perspective and with a strong focus o
n the
Internet of the future
, given the potential for this area in underpinning future
economic growth and competitiveness. As such, the fundamental research topics in
this work programme will build on past achievements with a view to developing
future str
engths.

It is proposed:

i)

To continue technological research on all basic building blocks of the
Internet value and delivery chain, i.e. network technologies, digital media,
services, security and Internet of objects. Driven by roadmap
-
based
research it pr
ogresses the technological characteristics of systems and
services.

ii)

To leverage new constituencies, in particular technological innovative
industry and SMEs, focussing on new generations of web
-
based
applications and services, in line with the Digital Agen
da for Europe;

iii)

To redefine approaches towards future networked computing systems,
laying the basis for the future European cloud computing strategy in all its
dimensions, networks, services, security and content, and moving towards
user
-
led applications t
hat exploit both widely distributed devices and
sensors and the power of clouds.

iv)

To combine technological and social innovation by investigating and
experimenting new paradigms related to the Internet, both for future
Internet architectures and holistic a
nd multidisciplinary understanding of
Internet developments.

v)

To take the Future Internet PPP into its third and final phase at which it
will open up large
-
scale trials to new constituencies of innovative
developers following an open innovation model.

In or
der to move towards an even more integrated, cross
-
challenges approach
proposals that address more than one objective may require coordinated evaluation
and implementation.

Support actions for road
-
mapping, constituency building (F
uture
I
nternet
A
ssembly
,
ETPs, …) and ERAnets should be envisaged to prepare the research community for
an even more comprehensive approach bringing together research and innovation
aspects of complementary challenges in Horizon 2020.

The objectives under this challenge are linked

to the objectives under international
cooperation (section 6.10), notably to the EU
-
Japan Co
-
ordinated Call detailed under
objective ICT
-
2013.10.1.




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Objective ICT
-
2013.1.1 Future Networks

Target Outcomes

The target is the development of future broadband
(and mobile) networks which will
be energy
-
efficient and will use radio spectrum flexibly and efficiently. Future
networks will be the infrastructure which connects the future Internet of people,
content, clouds and things, and will meet the targets of the

DAE. The focus in
WP2013 is on a restricted set of technology priorities, which are key to achieving the
targets.

a) Next generation wireless and mobile broadband systems, based on flexible
spectrum usage and reduced EMF and interference.

b) High through
put low
-
latency infrastructures, based on dynamic all
-
optical core
networks.

c) Internet architectures
enabl
ing

innovation in network virtualization, specifically
through programmability of network functions and protocols.

d) Tighter integration of satel
lite and terrestrial communications as a critical
infrastructure, in particular for public safety/security applications.

e) Coordination and support actions for (re)structuring the research effort in the
sector.

Expected Impact



Developing key enabling te
chnologies for the future generations of the European
high
-
speed broadband and mobile network infrastructure (Factor of 10 overall
capacity increase, plus factor of 10 radio efficiency increase).



Improved economic, spectral and energy efficiency of access
/transport
infrastructures. (Factor of 4 reduction in watts/bit).



Strengthened positioning of European industry in the fields of Future Internet
technologies, mobile and wireless broadband systems, optical networks, and
network management technologies.



Con
tributions to standards and regulation as well as the related IPR, with a
predominant role for Europe in standardization bodies and fora.



Adoption by network operators of integrated all
-
optical networks and of spectrum
-

flexible broadband wireless systems
(by 2020).

Funding Schemes:

a), b), c), d): IP, STREP

e) CSA

Indicative budget distribution:

IP/STREP: EUR 4
6.5

million, of which a minimum of 50% to IPs and 30% to
STREPs

CSA: EUR 2 million


Call:

FP7
-
ICT
-
201
3
-
11





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Objective ICT
-
2013.1.2 Software Eng
ineering, Services and Computing


Target Outcomes



Delivering services in an effective and reliable manner across the future
computing continuum embracing clouds, communicating objects and smart
devices, possibly utilising open source approaches.



Expanding
Europe's industrial strength in software and services technologies.

This objective is linked to and complements Objective 3.4 Advanced
computing
,
embedded and control system.

a) Innovative software and tools for innovative services

Innovative Intern
et
-
based services exploiting cloud computing platforms, widely
distributed computing devices, large distributed data sets and smart sensors using
agile software technologies and tools for any phase of the service lifecycle. This work
should be short term a
nd take into account the social, open and collaborative
dimensions of software development and service provisioning.

b) Advanced computing architectures and software engineering beyond the Cloud

Implementation of computing architectures and programming mo
dels for the efficient
usage of heterogeneous and distributed computing resources spanning the smart
device to the large data centre, building on European users' needs and current IoT and
cloud architectures and standards.

c) Coordination and support acti
ons



Support for global interoperability in software and services technologies, achieved
through standardization and cooperation.



Promotion of Open Collaboration models in the scientific community and in the
software development community.



Support for the a
doption of cloud computing in various user domains.



Road
-
mapping to prepare for a more comprehensive approach in Horizon 2020.

Expected Impact



Enlarging
the population of SMEs and individual researchers / developers in
Europe capable of building innovativ
e services.



Strengthening the European software industry with the know
-
how to build
complex services and big data management in a multi
-
layered cloud computing
continuum.



Accelerating the development and deployment of internet services.



Successful contrib
ution to international standardization.



Significantly increasing u
ser engagement.



Effective bridging actions towards Future Internet Services in Horizon 2020.


Funding Schemes:

a), b), : IP, STREP


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c): CSA


Indicative budget distribution:

-

IP/STREP: EUR
39.5 million, of which a minimum of 25% allocated to IPs and
50% to STREPs

-

CSA: up to EUR 2 million

Call:

FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
11


Objective ICT
-
2013.1.3 Internet of Things and the Digital Enterprise

Target Outcomes

The goal is to facilitate wider uptake of Io
T
-
based systems with a particular emphasis
on initiatives supporting sustainable smart city application scenarios. The focus is on
built
-
in privacy and security technologies, and on scalable data management
capabilities applicable to heterogeneous device p
latforms.

The work is also targeted to develop new forms of Enterprises through ad
-
hoc
extensive connectivity of digital assets and to enhance business processes of digital
enterprises through integration of sensing capabilities.

Focus is on:

a)
A reliab
le and secure Internet of Things
, based on security and privacy by design
architectures and technologies for connected objects. Research covers integration
from the onset of security and privacy by design with other functionalities (e.g.,
naming, addressin
g, routing) across the full data and information life cycle: date
capture, storage, processing, delivery, exploitation, within a comprehensive IoT
governance framework. It takes into account the cross
-
application nature of objects
supported by use cases in

multiple fields such as smart home, smart living
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, smart
communities, taking into account emerging requirements in the context of smart
sustainable cities.

b) A smart Internet of Things

with scalable and adaptive middleware supporting
data flows from sen
sing devices and a high quantity of object instances. It supports
the Internet of Things as a heterogeneous network made up of federated private/public
area networks composed of devices with different technological properties
(virtualisation). It is comple
mented with event filtering and management capabilities.

For items a) and b) above, the technological work is expected to be an enabler of the
deployment of intelligent systems that contribute to sustainability objectives in smart
cities. Consequently, de
sign requirements and demonstration/validation activities will
primarily consider smart sustainable city application requirement as drivers.

c) New models for the Digital Enterprise
, based on new forms of business relations
and of valorisation of digital
assets and supporting extended, virtual or agile
enterprises in the Future Internet. Research targets disruptive concepts, methods,
architectures, systems and business models for new digital enterprise systems.
Solutions proposed should include intelligent

interconnected entities (material and
immaterial components, e.g. tweets, personal assistants, crowd
-
sourcing knowledge,



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Where appropriate
,
smart living projects will contribute to the European Innovation Partnership
(EIP) on "Active and Healthy Ageing", as defined in 3.5.2.


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natural interfaces, etc.) to support co
-
operation between people, business assets,
devices, resources and services.

d) Applications fo
r the Sensing Enterprise

to enhance the global and physical
context awareness of business systems through the development of applications for
the "Sensing Enterprise" supported by smart components. These components may be
sensors, tags, intelligent agents,

smart objects, etc. enabling a continuous awareness
and improvement of business operations in a digital environment.

e) Coordination and Support Actions




Exploration of scientific and technological cooperation opportunties with
emerging countries, such a
s China and India, in the field of IoT system
deployment supporting smart cities.



International
r
oad
-
mapping activity to the future of the Internet of Things
about the integration of research results in various scientific and technological
disciplines, in
cluding ICT, nanotechnology, biomedicine and cognitive
sciences.



Facilitation and acceleration of the Europe
-
wide implementation of relevant
EU Internet of Things policies, including the coordination of the Internet of
Things European Research Cluster (IE
RC), and supporting the coordination of
the Future Internet Enterprise Systems European Research Cluster (FINES).

Expected Impact



Scientific and technological models of resilient and reliable IoT applications
supporting confidentiality, authenticity, and

integrity of the data sensed and
exchanged by smart objects.



Technological solutions for IoT virtualised platforms supporting "green" and
sustainable smart city applications.



European leadership in the design of new models of business that support and
en
hance cooperative networking among the wide range of enterprise assets
and art
e
facts through their entire lifecycle.



Take
-
up and use by European businesses of mobile connectivity and sensing
technologies to increase flexibility and productivity and reduce
latency by
incorporating data from smart sensors directly into business processes
.



Enabling European suppliers to reach by 2020 a share of the IoT market
compatible with the size of the EU economy (30% of world market).

Funding Schemes


a) : Up to two IP

b), c), d) : STREP

e): three distinct CSA

Indicative budget distribution

-

IP/STREP: EUR 33.5 million,

of which a minimum of 25% allocated to IPs and
60% to STREPs


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-

Items a) and b) contribute to the Smart City pilot action with an indicative budget
of 20 M€

-

CSA: EUR 2.5 million

Call:

FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
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Objective ICT
-
2013.1.4 Trustworthy
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ICT

Target Outcomes

This objective addresses cyber security and privacy in three major technological
areas: cloud computing, mobile services and the management of cyber incident
s.
Activities will cover R&D and innovation activities, including the adaptation and
integration of technology and demonstration in real life environments, from the design
to the implementation stage. This objective also aims at supporting trust and securi
ty
policies and EU
-
Australia cooperation.

T
his objective will be complemented with an EU
-
Japan co
-
ordinated call (see
Objective 10.1).

a) Security and privacy in cloud computing

Trust in cloud computing should be improved by applying and demonstrating
adv
anced technologies. The solutions should be scalable, portable and robust against
any type of failure. They should improve the security components, in particular for
identification, authentication and encryption, in terms of speed of processing and
easines
s of deployment in highly distributed environments. They should ensure the
long
-
term privacy and security of data and applications, including when necessary
through hardware solutions, and enhance user control. New models and tools for
inter
-
domain securit
y breaches detection and notification should be developed.

b) Security and privacy in mobile services

The efficiency, robustness and performance of the security solutions for mobile
environments should be improved, in particular for system security (e.g. m
alware
detection), data management and identification/authentication. They should address
the specificities of the mobile devices (smart phone, tablet…) compared to traditional
personal computers: lower resources (e.g. computational, power), different mode
ls of
software development and distribution (e.g. applications marketplaces). They should
include privacy
-
by
-
design and give to users the long
-
term control of the security and
privacy of their data, including notification for intentional or unintended brea
ch. They
should be scalable, inter
-
operable and applicable across technologies, vendors and
operators.

c) Development, demonstration and innovation in cyber security

This target addresses the application of technologies to increase the level of cyber
sec
urity in Internet. This includes the development and demonstration of technologies,
methodologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber incidents in real
-
time, and to support the breach notifications. It will also develop and demonstrate



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Trustworthy

is defined in this context as: secure, reliable and resilient to attacks and operational
failures; guar
anteeing quality of service; protecting user data; ensuring privacy and providing usable
and trusted tools to support the user in his security management.


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advanc
ed technologies and tools that will empower users, notably individuals and
SMEs, in handling security incidents and protecting their privacy.

d) Technologies and methodologies to support European trust and security policies

To be successful European strat
egies for internet security need to be complemented
by the adoption of state
-
of
-
the
-
art technologies, processes and methods.

The proposed activities should:



Develop a cyber security research agenda directly inferred from the European
strategies for

intern
et security;



Analyse the innovation process in privacy and cyber security technologies,
identify the barriers and propose improvements; identify market conditions
and economic incentives for firms to invest in ICT security and integrate it
into their produ
cts and services;



Facilitate the application of privacy and security by design practices in the
development and implementation of products and services, foster a risk
management culture among users and support an unhindered usage of Internet
and other tele
communications technologies against arbitrary disruptions,
censorship and surveillance.

e) EU
-
Australia cooperation on building user trust in broadband delivered services

This activity aims at developing and demonstrating an integrated framework for
adva
nced authentication and identity management in broadband delivered services.
The solution will rely on existing or emerging schemes, prototype components or
recent research results. Where needed, additional components will be developed. The
system should p
rovide assurance to the users of appropriate levels of security and
privacy.

Expected Impact for Target Outcomes a), b), c) and d)



Develop demonstrators of secure and privacy preserving technical solutions in
clouds, mobile services and management of cyber

incidents

applying state
-
of
-
the
-
art research results, ensuring interoperability and compliance with privacy
legislation.



Extend the take
-
up of research outcomes by service providers and the wider
adoption of ICT security solutions by European companies an
d users. Unlock
the market restrictions, reveal the incentives to create a functioning cyber
security market and increase European spin offs in the field.



Support the development and implementation of
European strategies for
internet security.



Contribute t
o make Internet a medium that can be used to exercise human
rights, including in hostile environments.

Expected Impact for Target Outcome e)

To demonstrate in a real
-
life environment the maturity and practicality of a digital
authentication framework in br
oadband delivered services working across several
jurisdictions (organisational, governmental) with high levels of assurance.


Funding Schemes



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a), and b): IPs, STREPs

c): IP (up to one IP)

d): CSAs (up to one CSA per bullet point)

e): STREP (up to one ST
REP)


Indicative budget distribution

-

IP/STREP: EUR 33.5 million, of which a minimum of 40% allocated to IPs and
30% to STREPs

and up to 3 million for point e)

-

CSA: up to EUR 3 million

Call:


FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
10


Objective ICT
-
2011
-

1.5 Connected and Social Me
dia

This objective focuses on the development of advanced digital media access and
delivery platforms and related technologies supporting innovation in the digital media
sector. The aim is to develop a new generation of media clouds and Internet
-
based
app
lications and services leveraging intuitive and innovative ways of interacting with
networked multimedia devices, applications and services (e.g. through enhanced
immersive and interactive experiences).

Target Outcomes

a) Connected Media



Architectures, te
chnologies for the end
-
to
-
end coordination of user terminals,
home
-
gateways, networks and cloud infrastructure for delivering highly
interactive, personalised and shared media experiences. Linking cloud
-
based
applications and media processing capabilities
with content
-
aware and
information
-
centric networks to allow flexible control over content storage,
distribution and processing in an open networked platform.



Novel platforms for customised and context
-
adapted hybrid broadcast
-
Internet
services supporting

the evolution of broadcasting media towards more
interactivity, connectivity and integration with virtual, mixed and augmented
realities, including games. Linking of multiple screens to augment user
interaction, enhance flexible access and enable non
-
line
ar play
-
outs of
interactive, user
-
centric media.



Improvement of Quality of Experience by providing surrounding, immersive
and interactive environments on the move, at home and at work, with seamless
media consumption across presentation devices, means of n
etwork access and
user environments for always
-
connected experiences. Development of natural
user
-
interaction interfaces and contextual adaptation techniques through smart
profiling to provide dynamic user experiences away from traditional media
terminals
in order to enhance user experience and adoption. Increasing quality,
frame rates, resolution and dynamic range for more plausible digital media
experiences, integrating natural video and computer generated graphics.

b) Social Media



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Technologies for intel
ligent dynamic media adaptation by delivery platforms,
beyond the transcoding of individual streams, according to the context of
individual consumers and social communities.



Simplification of access to networked media services as to broaden the
involvement

of social communities in interactive, connected media
experiences relieving the burden placed upon users of management,
configuration and fault
-
finding of complex equipment, such as home gateways
and networks.



Development of community
-
focused interactive
media systems that facilitate a
range of social interactions supported by user
-

, community
-

and context
-
centric semantic search based on effective relevance feedback and real
-
time
social recommendation.



Optimisation of media exchange according to communi
ty usage and
interaction patterns extracted from the analysis of relationships and shared
activity in social networks. Extraction and mining of data from social
networks, for indexing and searching user
-
generated content as well as
considering social netwo
rks themselves as being sensors for human behaviour
and social activity.

d) Co
-
ordination and Support Actions

Coordination of stakeholders, and projects, identification of related policy measures to
support innovation, transfer from research to innovation

and novel products to drive
growth and jobs in Europe, including the development of integrated research and
innovation roadmaps.

Expected Impact



Reinforced positioning of the European ICT and digital media industry and
increased market opportunities, leve
raging new constituencies, in particular
technological innovative industry and SMEs, focussing on a new generation of
web
-
based applications and services.



Stimulation of demand for high
-
performance, bandwidth
-
hungry media
applications and services. Demons
tration of the viability of new technologies
and validation of innovative solutions through large scale demonstrations,
pilots or testing of use cases as to guarantee sustainable deployment.



Development of a true horizontal market and ecosystem for connec
ted TV,
interactive media applications and networked games, avoiding market
fragmentation and locking
-
in of users and applications.



Further development of social TV and social networks, especially in mobile
environments, leveraging mixed (real and virtual)

media as an enabler of a
new generation of Internet
-
based applications and services.



Greater creativity stimulated through technologies and tools to capture,
produce, search and exchange professional and user generated immersive and
interactive digital m
edia content.

Funding Schemes


a), b), c): IP, STREP

d): CSA


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Indicative budget distribution



IP/STREP: EUR 3
2.9

million



CSA: EUR 1.0 million

Call:



FP7
-
ICT
-
201
3
-
10


Objective ICT
-
2013.1.6
Future Internet Research Experimentation

Target Outcomes:

Th
e overall goal of Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE) is combining
technological and social innovation by investigating and experimenting new
paradigms related to the Internet, both as for future Internet architectures and holistic
and multidis
ciplinary understanding of Internet developments.

The methodology proposed to maximise the social and economic impact of new
technologies is based on an empirical approach, involving the creation of open
experimental facilities in key research areas, exte
nding networking to the real world,
assuring a credible link between the physical reality and associated data as well as its
processing. Engineering systems that integrate computing and physical systems are
encouraged
. This is expected to reinforce Europea
n competitiveness while at the same
time demonstrating concrete social benefits of new Internet solutions.

In addition to the priorities identified in this objective, the objective will be
complemented with an EU
-
Japan co
-
ordinated call (see Objective 10.1
) and an EU
-
Brazil co
-
ordinated call (see Objective 10.2).

a)
Specific objectives

of FIRE in WP2013 are:



To support new testbeds facilities in areas not yet covered by existing ones, or to
extend the most successful facilities, where success is to be measu
red in terms of
innovative nature of the usages, number of users, as well as scientific/technological
impact of the results of the experimentations. The projects should reserve at least
50% of their budget for open calls addressing innovative usages, exten
sions and
experiments, based on open software, open data infrastructures, open hardware,
open standards and open platforms. Pilots and experiments should be replicable,
reusable and foremost scalable. The selection criteria should be based on a
combination

of excellence evaluation and crowd
-
sourcing when possible.



To conduct multidisciplinary investigation of key techno
-
social issues (i.e. Internet
Science), exploiting any relevant FIRE facilities, and aimed at optimising the
benefits for the citizens, cons
idering also ethical and sustainability aspects. The
relevant experiments should, whenever possible or relevant, be carried out within
FIRE facilities. Examples are network neutrality, privacy by design, identity
management, security trade
-
offs, monitoring
, no
-
disconnection techniques,
cloudification, crowd
-
sourcing, reputation mechanisms, data ownership and data
openness, citizen involvement in content generation (motivation, incentives for
social collaboration), new collective economic models for rewardin
g creators and
talents, and behavioural and societal changes as well as citizen science.


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b)
EU
-
South Africa

cooperation on future internet experimental research and testbed
interconnection

This activity aims at improving the capabilities of testbeds and pi
lots for
experimentation on future internet technologies exploiting the interlinks between
current activities in Europe (e.g. in the context of FIRE) and in South Africa. The
software developed in the research projects will be deployed and evaluated in the

testing facilities on both, European and South African sides. In the scope of the
development of affordable technology for future internet, research activities on delay
tolerant networks and opportunistic communications are encouraged as well as
developme
nts supporting innovative applications for social integration.

South African organisations are expected to contribute a significant share of the
funding they require for participation in this activity.


c)
EU
-
China

cooperation activities

[to be detailed i
n the next version]


d)
EU
-
South Korea

cooperation on future internet experimental research

[to be detailed in the next version]


Expected impact for Target Outcome a):



Research projects saving costs on experimentation activities, while at the same
time be
ing able to do more diverse and larger scale testing. Higher number and
broader range of experiments running in facilities.



Broad end
-
user involvement, involving interaction with the real world, leading to a
better and faster exploitation of research resul
ts in infrastructures, products,
services and social innovation mechanisms.



Broad and innovative use of the Experimental Facilities by a significant number of
Future Internet research projects in European and national programmes and
beyond.



Development of
new techno
-
social models and business opportunities contributing
to economic and sustainability goals, to be tested at large scale. Evaluation of the
mechanisms of value co
-
creation and value appropriation in digital platforms, e.g.
new models to harness c
rowd activities by exploiting the network effect.



Strategic capability to assess a priori the evolution of Internet networks, services
and applications in terms of broad implications at societal, economic and
environmental levels, taking into account aspe
cts such as sustainability, privacy,
openness, neutrality, and
value creation mechanisms
.

Expected impact for Target Outcome b):



Test and validate advanced technological capabilities at global scale



Exchange of research outcomes and applications for socia
l integration
developed in European and South African programmes



Development of novel technology for future internet access with a focus on
interconnection and affordability, targeted to the needs of emerging countries



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Funding Schemes

a) IPs, STREPs and
CSAs

STREPs with multidisciplinary approach, which should include beyond
technologically oriented partners, also at least one participant entity with a main focus
of activity addressing, content/culture, and/or perception/interfaces.

CSAs to 1) identify,
monitor, coordinate and integrate experimental
-
based research
and large
-
scale deployment activities, at both European and National level, to
promote the sharing of best practices, solutions, applications and services and 2)
identify, monitor and publicize
European and National Future Internet initiatives with
a view to facilitate their coordination and integration as well as the broader use of
their results and achievements across Europe.

b)
STREP



Indicative budget distribution

a)
IPs and STREPs: 1
6
,5 M
€ (min. 8 M€ for IPs, min. 8 M€ for STREPs)

CSA: 0,5 M€

b) STREP:

1 M€

c)
CSA: 0.5 M€

d)

CSA: 0.5 M€

Call:

FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
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Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI
-
PPP)

The objective of the third phase of the FI
-
PPP
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is (i) to provide and run a s
table
infrastructure for the large scale trials, expand the core platform, the use case specific
functionalities and their demand
-
driven instantiations, and (ii) to involve through an
open call SMEs and web
-
entrepreneurs at large as developers of highly in
novative
services and applications, building on, and extending, the large scale trials and the
core platform functionalities.

All projects operating under the FI
-
PPP contribute and adhere to the governance
structures in place and develop cooperation notab
ly with CONCORD and FI
-
WARE
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. The third phase of the FI
-
PPP ensures that technological developments
taking place in phases one and two will evolve into seed
-
type activities generating
actual usage of innovative Internet services and applications. The FI
-
PP
P should also
be an accelerator for regional smart growth. Therefore it is expected to connect this
last phase of the FI
-
PPP closely within regional settings and policies.

Objective ICT
-
2013.1.7 Expansion of Use Cases

Target Outcomes




9

See the ongoing activities under the FI
-
PPP:
www.fi
-
ppp.eu


10

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/foi/lead/fippp



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A large set of innova
tive and technologically challenging services and applications in
a range of Internet usage areas and trials, making use of what has been developed
under the previous phases of the FI
-
PPP and validating the concepts through large
-
scale trials. These servic
es and applications should make public service infrastructures
and business processes significantly smarter (i.e. more intelligent, more efficient,
more sustainable) through integration with Internet networking and computing
capabilities.

Implementation re
quirements

This objective calls for projects with participants that can rapidly connect to
communities of small and innovative ICT users and developers i.e. SMEs and web
-
entrepreneurs to expand the uses made of Future Internet technologies. The projects
ar
e encouraged to embed their action within their regional and/or sectorial innovation
fabric to ensure a sustainable longer
-
term environment. A combination with other
innovation actions, supported by regional, national and European policies and funds,
is hi
ghly desirable.

The task of projects is to scope, organise and manage open calls for small and
innovative ICT players such as SMEs and web entrepreneurs thus generating a very
large number of small, yet innovative activities, which build on technologies o
f the
ongoing large scale trials and the FI
-
WARE Generic Enablers. At least 85% of the
budget should be reserved for open calls for SMEs and web
-
entrepreneurs. Projects
must promote participation in their open calls e.g. by tapping into venture capital
com
munities and corporate venture activities, public/private accelerators and others.
SMEs and web entrepreneurs that are successful in the open calls will be granted
financial assistance within a range of Euro 50.000
-
100.000 to carry out their work
identifie
d and selected via the
open calls for developing services/applications that
exceed a defined minimum level of functional complexity.

In addition, projects selected under this objective will capitalise on the trials and the
capacity building activity
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of p
hase two of the FI
-
PPP and in particular manage the
availability of suitable infrastructures for the activities selected through the open calls.

The projects support SMEs and web entrepreneurs in terms of access to information
relating to technical aspect
s jointly with other projects selected under objective 1.8,
notably on functionalities of the core platform toolbox, the test bed, the large scale
trials, the infrastructure availability/
accessibility and others. They
aid SMEs and web
entrepreneurs in aspe
cts such as innovation, entrepreneurship and business modelling
aspects, training and education for and among entrepreneurs, business sustainability,
intellectual property


all this also in the context of the services offered by the ICT
Labs of the Europe
an Institute of Technology
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and in coordination of support actions
selected under objective 1.8.

Projects selected under this objective shall jointly set
-
up an innovation cluster
bringing together relevant public sector and private/industrial actors, devel
opers and
users to ensure the sustainability of the developments under the FI
-
PPP, as well as to



11

See the previous FP7 ICT work programme 2011/2012 objectives 1.8 and 1.9
-

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/docs/3_2012_wp_cooperation_update_2011_wp_ict_e
n.pdf


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http://eit.ictlabs.eu/



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develop and contribute to a cooperative approach to identify good practices and
success cases including dissemination.

Funding Schemes:

Up to 20 CP
-
CSA, with a

priority given to maximise the geographic and/or sectorial
coverage.


Indicative budget distribution:

-

EUR 110 million

-

Duration: 24 months

Call:


FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
FI

Objective FI.ICT
-
2013.1.8 Technology Foundation Extension and Usage

Target Outcomes

a) T
echnology Foundation Extension

An updated and extended technology foundation should answer both to the needs
identified in the use case trials of phase two as well as to the needs arising during the
use case expansion in the third phase (see objective 1.7)
. Such needs include
technological updates and improvements of existing core platform functionalities, i.e.
generic enablers, and the development and implementation of additional enablers
across multiple domains.
Continuity with the FI
-
WARE project, in par
ticular with
respect to intellectual property, is required.

b) Platform availability

The work must


together with objective 1.7


ensure the availability of the FI
-
PPP
generic enablers for use in different infrastructures, in different regional contexts,
and
across different domains during the remaining lifetime of the FI
-
PPP. This includes
support for the further extension and adaptation of these generic enablers to domain
-
specific instantiations, operational support for domain
-
specific instantiations, an
d the
operation of a test infrastructure on which instantiations can be hosted in case the trial
sites cannot cater for this fully.

It particularly includes technological training of the
actors involved under objective 1.7 on how to best use the obtained d
evelopments and
knowledge. The work should also integrate the achievements of the FI
-
PPP capacity
building and infrastructure support activities (Objective FI
-
ICT
-
2011.1.9) of the
previous phases.

c) Platform sustainability

Ensure sustainability of the cor
e platform and of domain
-
specific platform
developments in terms of usage and further evolution beyond the FI
-
PPP lifetime,
including exploitation planning, standardisation, interoperability, IP arrangements and
other measures.

d) Usage and participation

W
hile objective 1.7 focuses on the involvement of take
-
up actors, the work under this
objective should provide the necessary tools and support to ensure their successful
participation.


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This includes the provision of
:

o

support for small, innovative organisati
ons in view of dev
eloping and sharing best
practic
es, fostering entrepreneurship, access to finance, matchmaking between
regional ecosystems and the financial community, support for the various large
-
scale trial sites, benchmarking, mentoring, partnering w
ith regional innovation
actors, as well as monitoring and coordination across all trial sites and domains.

o

support for communication, networking and dissemination activities such as
developing success stories, road shows, conferences and presence at confer
ences
and fairs to attract further usage and exploitation.

o

support for the creation, networking and development of Internet innovation hubs
by bringing together web entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, students and industry


this action shall be carried ou
t in collaboration with ongoing work of the EIT
ICT Labs.

o

support for the Future Internet community to link research to innovation through
road
-
mapping, transfer of knowledge and best practices from the FI
-
PPP towards
the larger FI community, including org
anising European
-
level conferences and
workshops.

Funding Schemes:

One IP which must cover a), b), c)

2
-
4 CSAs which cover d)


Indicative budget distribution:

-

One IP: EUR 15 million. At least 10% of the budget is expected to be allocated
through one ope
n call to allow for adjustments in light of the projects selected
under objective 1.7.

-

CSA: EUR 5 million

-

Duration: 18
-
24 months

Call:


FP7
-
ICT
-
2013
-
FI
-
PPP

Expected Impact of the FI
-
PPP (the two objectives described above)



Significant increase of the e
ffectiveness of business processes and novel
approaches to the operation of infrastructures and applications of high economic
and/or societal value.



Reinforce
ment of

the European industrial capability for novel service architectures
and platforms in view
of new business models based on cross
-
sector industrial
partnerships built around Future Internet value chains
.




Increased
involv
ement of

users and public authorities at local, regional and
national levels
.



New opportunities for

high
-
growth entrepreneurs
and SME players to offer new
products, equipments, services and applications.



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7.2

Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems and Roboti
cs

Challenge 2 initiates a research
and

innovation agenda, aiming to develop artificial
systems that operating in dynamic real life en
vironments, reaching new levels of
autonomy and adaptability and interacting in a symbiotic way with humans.

There is a strong focus on advanced robotics systems, given its potential to underpin
the competitiveness of key manufacturing sectors in Europe a
nd a wide range of
innovative products and services across the economy, from home appliances to health,
security, space and leisure. The work will build on and extend past achievements in
scientific research and will also introduce a significant new effort